Apple sent out invitations today to an event on Oct. 22 (PC Magazine)

Apple has sent out invitations to an event next Tuesday, at which it is expected to unveil products that include new iPads.

The invitations, sent out Tuesday morning and posted online by numerous technology blogs, feature colourful, semi- transparent leaf or petal shapes on a white background and the words, “We still have a lot to cover.”

The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. PT at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco, which holds more than 750 people and is where Apple often holds its larger press events.


The new or updated products expected at the announcement next week include a full-sized iPad, an iPad mini and the Mac Pro desktop computer. (Reuters)

Blogger John Paczkowski first leaked the event date last week on the technology website All Things D. He also reported that Apple is expected to unveil a lighter, thinner fifth-generation iPad; a second-generation iPad mini with sharper retina display; the new Mac Pro desktop computer that Apple previewed at its Worldwide Developers Conference in June; and announce the release date of OS X Mavericks, the latest version of the Mac operating system.

At Apple’s last media event in September, it unveiled two new iPhones – the colourful, plastic iPhone 5C and the higher-end iPhone 5S – as well as its iOS 7 mobile operating system.